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We provide access to our unrivalled expertise in innovative new areas such as autonomy, materials science and sensors that can deliver significant business and operational advantage for our customers.

We help customers in the defence, private and public sectors who:

  • need access to specialist Research & Development and do not have the in-house capability or capacity
  • have complex business needs and cannot address them alone
  • wish to exploit a variety of partners for Innovation and Research & Development but do not want to manage them directly

Disruptive business solutions

We co-innovate with customers to create tailored solutions, based on our portfolio of tried and tested capability, to help them get ahead of the competition.

Innovation integrator

We provide customers with fast, flexible and efficient access to a diverse ecosystem of R&D partners, coupled with a proactive approach that identifies opportunities and threats before they emerge.

Research Frameworks

We lead a number of collaborative research programmes, facilitating the delivery of innovative research through teams made up of industry and academia.

Through experience gained operating a large number of research frameworks on behalf of Dstl and other government departments in the UK, we have developed best practice in managing and delivering research through:

  • Being open, honest, trustworthy and independent
  • Bringing together best collaborative teams that engage all parts of industry and academia to deliver quality research on time
  • Being responsive, flexible and continually improving our processes and practices to ensure efficient and effective operation of our frameworks
  • Having the depth and breadth of technical expertise to ensure that the correct approach is chosen when addressing research problem
  • Supporting all our suppliers, particularly those new to working on frameworks

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